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Ethicist: Surely there can be no doubt that animals suffer. Simply obs

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Ethicist: Surely there can be no doubt that animals suffer. Simply observe the reactions of animals when subjected to various pain causing procedures. Since all humans agree that bad things should be avoided and most agree that pain is bad, there is no compelling reason to subject animals to any sort of scientific experimentation.

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the argument above?

A. The first statement is a scientific fact offered to support the conclusion reached in the second statement.
B. The second statement offers the ethicists main conclusion while the first statement is a baseless emotional appeal.
C. The second statement is the conclusion the argument is structured to lead to while the first statement contains unimportant information.
D. The second statement is the argument’s main conclusion while the first statement contains a subsidiary conclusion.
E. The first statement is a conclusion that the second statement is designed to undermine.

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Re: Ethicist: Surely there can be no doubt that animals suffer. Simply obs  [#permalink]

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Here, the structure of the argument is:
1st Statement is a conclusion that there is no doubt that animals also suffer.
2nd & 3rd statement provide premise that logically supports the before mentioned conclusion.
4th statement is the main conclusion which states that scientific experiments should not carried out on animals (as pain is bad for all and scientific experiments cause pain for animals)

A. The first statement is a scientific fact offered to support the conclusion reached in the second statement.
B. The second statement offers the ethicists main conclusion while the first statement is a baseless emotional appeal.
C. The second statement is the conclusion the argument is structured to lead to while the first statement contains unimportant information.
D. The second statement is the argument’s main conclusion while the first statement contains a subsidiary conclusion.
E. The first statement is a conclusion that the second statement is designed to undermine.

Hence, answer D.
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New post 24 May 2020, 18:35
(A) No basis to take A as a scientific statement - Eliminate
(B) Second statement is the main conclusion, but nothing in passage to state that first statement is baseless emotional appeal - statement 2 explains the basis of statement 1. But even if you're unsure of this option at 1st shot, keep to compare with other contenders.
(C) Second statement is the conclusion as explained above, first statement is important as contributes to the conclusion. But even if you're unsure of this option at 1st shot, keep to compare with other contenders.
(D) Sentence 1 is a conclusion that follows from line 2 - Perfect - When compared with B and C even if you're confused initially, best option is D, so can pick after reading E as well just in case
(E) Second statement is based on and/or follows along the lines of first statement-hence no question of undermining-Eliminate
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Re: Ethicist: Surely there can be no doubt that animals suffer. Simply obs   [#permalink] 24 May 2020, 18:35

Ethicist: Surely there can be no doubt that animals suffer. Simply obs

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